Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Day takes place on October 25. Epidermolysis Bullosa is a genetic condition that causes layers of the skin and internal body linings to separate. When this happens, the slightest touch can cause painful blisters and sores which have to be lanced and dressed every day.
In most cases, it is only the skin affected but in severe cases, the mouth, esophagus, intestines, teeth, nails and eyes are included. Most types of epidermolysis bullosa are inherited. The condition usually shows up in infancy or early childhood. Some people don't develop signs and symptoms until adolescence or early adulthood.
Epidermolysis bullosa has no cure, though mild forms may improve with age. Treatment focuses on caring for blisters and preventing new ones.
The awareness color for Epidermolysis Bullosa is Red.
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